This Candidate’s Guide has been prepared to provide information for candidates seeking office. It includes a listing of the offices to be nominated or elected, filing dates, general requirements for filing, and specific requirements for individual offices. In addition, information is provided regarding nomination procedures and the objection process. Also included is a section that provides answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about nominating petitions and procedures. A signature requirements section is included at the end of the guide.
Statutory deadlines for filing objections and for withdrawing from all but one incompatible office will depend on the filing period. Specific deadline dates can be found in the SBE Election and Campaign Finance Calendar. The calendar, this guide, and filing date announcements can be found on the State Board of Elections’ web site: www.elections.il.gov